Balmain Designer Olivier Rousteing Prefers Bad Hair Over Bad Makeup

"At the end, you can still have sex." W contributing fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia sits down with Balmain's creative director Olivier Rousteing for a lightning round of "Would You Rather?" (Though not before he tries to turn the tables on her.) The questions at hand: Barbie vs. Minnie Mouse? Bill Clinton vs. Melania Trump? And perhaps most essentially, bad hair vs. bad makeup on the runway?

Released on 9/30/2016

Credits

Starring: Giovanna Battaglia
Featuring: Olivier Rousteing
Director: Harris Levinson
Director of Photography: Nico Villa

Video produced by Emoticon Productions

Transcript

00:01
At (mumbles) we love diversity
00:02
and we are really open minded.
00:04
(driving synth beat)
00:06
Olivier, congratulations for your beautiful show.
00:09
We are now doing the Would You Rather.
00:11
Actually I'm going to (mumbles) to you.
00:13
No! (laughs)
00:14
Would you rather...
00:16
Would you rather have for your face's next campaign,
00:20
Barbie or Minnie Mouse?
00:22
Barbie.
00:23
Who would you rather dress as a first lady,
00:26
Bill Clinton or Melania Trump.
00:28
Bill Clinton.
00:29
(laughs) Yeah, come on.
00:31
Would you rather, for your show,
00:34
have bad makeup or bad hair.
00:37
That's really interesting.
00:38
I would say bad hair.
00:39
Bad hair, yeah, definitely.
00:41
Cause actually it's like when you're in bed,
00:42
it's better that your face look good
00:43
and your hair looks shit.
00:45
At the end you can still have sex, so yeah.
00:47
Mean press or mean clients?
00:50
I would rather to have mean press.
00:51
I mean it's actually what I live for like now 5 years,
00:54
so it's fine.
00:55
I have really good clients.
00:56
I am really happy like that.
00:57
I just dress people I love.
00:59
Bravo!
01:00
That's it!
01:01
Thank you! (blows kisses)
01:02
Gratzie, thank you so much!
01:04
Would you rather...
01:06
(laughs) No!